ABSU Admission into Postgraduate Programmes for 2013/2014


Abia State University (ABSU) is inviting suitably qualified members of the public for admission into her 2013/2014 academic session Postgraduate Diploma and Higher Degree Programmes. ABSU Admission into Postgraduate Programmes for 2013/2014 is currently on.

AVAILABLE COURSES

1.       FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE                     

a.       DEPARTMENT OF AGRIC ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION

(i)      Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Agricultural Economics and Extension

(ii)      M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes in Agricultural Economics and Extension with options in:

      Agricultural Economics

          i         Agricultural Production/Farm Management

          ii        Agricultural Finance

          iii       Agricultural Marketing and Co-operatives

          iv       Environmental Economics 

Agricultural Extension

          i         Rural and Community Development

          ii        Agricultural Extension Communication

          iii       Agricultural Extension Planning, and Administration;

          iv       Gender Issues in Agricultural Extension and Policy

b.       DEPARTMENT OF CROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION

   i      Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

  ii      M.Sc and Ph.D Crop Production and Protection with options in:

 Agronomy, Agro Forestry and Physiology

c.       DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE AND FISHERIES

  i          Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Animal Production

 ii          M.Sc and Ph.D programmes with the following options:

      Ruminant Animal Production and Management

      Non-Ruminant Animal Production and Management

      Reproductive Physiology

      Animal Production

d.       DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE

(i)      Postgraduate Diploma Programmes   

(ii)      M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes in Soil Science, with specialization in:

         Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

         Soil Physics

         Soil Chemistry

         Soil Pedology

         Soil Management and Conservation

         Soil Microbiology

e.     DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The Department offers the following programmes

M.Sc and Ph.D programmes with the following

                   options: 

         Food Science and Processing

         Food Engineering

2.       FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

a.       DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

The Department offers the following programmes

                   M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes with specialization in:

                   i.        Medical Biochemistry

                   ii.       Nutritional Biochemistry

                   iii       Toxicology

                   iv.      Molecular Biochemistry

                    v.      Environmental Biochemistry

b.       DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

The Department offers the following programmes:

i.       Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology

ii.      M.Sc and Ph.D programmes in Microbiology with the Following areas of specialization:

         Industrial Microbiology

         Immunology and Immunochemistry

         Medical Microbiology

         Environmental Microbiology

         Food

         Public Health

         Agricultural Microbiology

         Soil Microbiology

         Mycology

c.        DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (BOTANY)

The Department offers the following programmes in the following areas:

i.       M.Sc and Ph..D in Plant Ecology

ii.      M.Sc and Ph.D in Plant Pathology (Phytopathology) 

iii.     M.Sc and Ph.D in Plant Physiology

d.       DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

The Department offers the following programmes:

i.       Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry (PGD CHE)

ii.      M.Sc and Ph.D in the following areas:

        Environmental Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry

Industrial Chemistry – (Petroleum, Industrial Chemistry technology, Separation Chemistry, etc)

e.       DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

The Department offers the following Programmes:

 M.Sc and Ph.D programmes with specialization in:

        Complex Analysis

        Elasticity

        Solid Mechanics

        Financial Mathematics

        Probability Theory

f.       DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

The Department offers the following programmes:

i.        M.Sc in Astrophysics

ii.       M.Sc and Ph.D in Geophysics

iii.      M.Sc Atmospheric Physics

iv.      M.Sc in Medical Physics

g.       DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (ZOOLOGY)

        M.Sc and Ph.D with specialization in:

        Medical Entomology/ Parasitology

        Medical Parasitology

        Renal and Endocrine Physiology

        Environmental Biology      

        Fisheries and Aquaculture

        Hydrobiology

h.       DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

       i    Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics

3.       FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

a.       DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY

         The Department offers the following programmes:

       i  Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy

      ii  M.Sc (Accountancy)

     iii  Ph.D (Accountancy)

b.       DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING

        The Department Offers the following Programmes

    i   Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing

   ii   M.Sc (Marketing)

  iii   Ph.D (Marketing)

c.       DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT 

         The Department offers the following programmes:

    i   Postgraduate Diploma in Management

   ii   M.Sc (Management)

  iii   Ph.D (Management)

d.       DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND FINANCE

The Department offers the following programmes:

   i.   Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance

  ii.   M.Sc in Banking and Finance

 iii.   Ph.D (Finance)

e.       DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

The Department offers the following programmes:

  i.    Postgraduate Diploma in Economics

 ii.    M.Sc with Specialization in:

       Development Economics

       Industrial Economics

       Monetary Economics

       Quantitative Economics

4.       FACULTY OF LAW

The Faculty offers the following Full-Time/Part-Time Programmes in the following areas:

a.      LL.M (chosen from the following areas) 

       Comparative Constitutional Law

       Comparative Criminal Law

       Comparative Company Law

       Jurisprudence and Legal Theory

       Intellectual and Industrial Property Law

       International Economic Law

       International Protection of Human Rights

       International Humanitarian Law

b.     Ph.D (Course Work and Thesis)

5.       FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

 a.       DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING

The Department offers following programmes:

M.Sc and Ph.D in:

       Environmental Management

       Climatology

       Hydrology and Water Resources

       Agricultural Development

       Population Geography

       Rural Development

b.     DEPARTMENT OF ESTATE MANAGEMENT

The Department offers the following programmes:

   i.  Postgraduate Diploma in Estate Management

  ii.  M.Sc Degree in Estate Management

 iii.  Ph.D in Estate Mangement

c.       DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

        The Department offers the following programmes

    i.   Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)

   ii.   Ph.D in Urban and Regional Planning

d.       DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

        The Department offers the following programmes:

   i.   Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture

  ii.   M.Sc (Architecture)

 iii.   M. Phil (Architecture)

 iv.   Ph.D (Architecture)

e.       DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

          The Department offers the following Programmes:

     i.   Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Resource Management (PGDERM)

    ii.   M.Sc and Ph.D programmes with specialization in the following:              

         Hydrology and water resources

         Pollution and waste Management

         Bioremediation and Pollution control

         Environmental Health and Safety

         Environmental Resource Management

         Environmental Engineering Management

6.       FACULTY OF EDUCATION

The Faculty offers the following programmes at both Full-Time, Part-Time, and Sandwich in the following areas:

a.       Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

b.       M. Ed and Ph.D in the following areas:

          –        Curriculum Studies

          –        Measurement and Evaluation

          –        Educational Admin. and Planning

          –        Educational Psychology

          –        Guidance and Counseling

c.       M.A and Ph.D in the following areas:

          –        Education Social Studies

          –        Education Sociology

          –        Comparative Education 

          –        Education Philosophy 

          –        Education History

Notes: Forms are also available now for Sandwich Programmes:

7.       COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES

The College offers the following programmes:

(a)      Postgraduate Diploma in Human Physiology and Pharmacology

(b)     M.Sc and Ph.D programmes in the following areas:

–        Anatomy

–        Human Physiology

–        Pharmacology in Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Neuropharmacology, Chemotherapy, Endorinology,  Ethnopharmacology 

–        Surgical Pathology

–        Environmental Health Sciences

(c)      M.Sc, and Ph.D Programmes in Clinical Optometry and Fellowship of the Nigerian

 College of Optometrist (FNCO).  

8.       MJCE FACULTY OF HUMANITES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

          The Faculty offers the following programmes:

a.       Postgraduate Diploma in the following areas:

–        Library and Information Science (PGDLIS)

–        Public Administration (PGDPA)

–        International Studies (PGDIS)

–        Mass Communication (PGDMC)

–        Translation Studies (PGDTS)

b.       M.A in the Following:

–        Literature – in –English   

–        Applied Linguistics

–        Linguistics

–        Igbo

–        History and International Relations

i.       M.Sc (International Affairs & Diplomacy)

ii.      Masters in (Public Administration) MPA

iii.     M.Sc (Public Administration)

iv.     M.Sc (Industrial Sociology and Personnel Management)

v.     MA Degree in Mass Communication with specialization in:

        Broadcasting, Print Media and Advertising and Public Relation

vi.    MA and Ph.D Degree in Religious Studies with specialization in:

       Christian Theology, Religion and Society, Church History,Biblical Studies (Old/T and New/T) African Traditional        Religion.     

vii.   MA and Ph.D Degree in Foreign Language and Translation Studies with Options in:

       French Language & Linguistics (FLL), French Literature (FLT), Professional Translation Studies (French/English        or English Igbo) and African and Caribbean Literature in France (ACL).

viii.  MLis (Library and Information Science)

C.      Ph.D Programmes in the underlisted (for candidates who already possess M.A in the relevant field

–        Literature-in-English 

–        History and International Relations

–        Linguistics

–        Applied Linguistics

–        Igbo

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The following shall constitute the minimum entry requirements to our postgraduate programmes:

1.       POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

A graduate from a recognized University or a person with a qualification adjudged to be equivalent to a first degree may be admitted, provided the Matriculation and Departmental requirements of this University are satisfied. A holder of a minimum of Upper Credit in the HND from a recognized Institution may also be admitted.

a.  Applicants for PGD in Business Administration must in addition possess credits at O’ level in English                      Language, Mathematics, and Economics.

b. Applicants for Diploma in Estate Management must possess good honours degree in the Social and                       Environmental Sciences, or HND in Urban and Regional Planning or full professional qualification with relevant         experience in the appropriate professional examinations of the Nigeria Institute of Town Planners and the             relevant cognate experience may be considered.

c. For postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology, applicants must possess one of the following: B.Sc or  HND in                Microbiology, Biochemistry, Zoology, Botany, Laboratory Technology, Food Science and Technology or Chemistry.

d. For Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacology and Physiology, applicants must possess B.Sc in allied services from     reputable universities and those with Lower CGPA.

2.       MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMME

a. A candidate with a first degree from a recognized University having a minimum of a second class lower division      may be admitted, provided the University Matriculation and Departmental requirements are satisfied. However,      candidates with CGPA of 2.6 on 4pt scale or 3. 00 on 5pt scale and above will be given preference.

b. A candidate with a good postgraduate diploma from a recognized University may also be admitted.

c. Candidates for Masters of Library and Information Science who do not hold a degree in Library and Information      Science may be required to do Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science.

d. Applicants for Business Administration Course and Industrial Sociology and Personnel Management programmes    are required to have credit level passes in English language, Mathematics and Economics at O’ Level.

e. For the Masters Degree in Surgical Pathology or Human Physiology, applicants must have MB.B.ch or equivalent    degree obtained from this University or any recognized University. Also for the Masters Degree in Human              Physiology, a good Second Class Honours in Physiology is acceptable. In addition, a good degree in related          subject provided the Physiology content is substantial, will be considered.

f. For the Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Estate Management, holders of Abia State University        Postgraduate Diploma, or Postgraduate diploma in any recognized Universities in Urban and Regional Planning      at the Merit level and above with be considered.

g. For M.Sc in Clinical Optometry, applicants must have OD from accredited school and ODORBN with a CGPA of not     less than 3.00 in 5pt scale.

3.       DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D) DEGREE

a. A candidate with a good Masters degree (NOT MBA) in the relevant or related discipline which includes course        work and a defended research dissertation from a recognized University may be admitted, provided the                University matriculation requirement is satisfied.

b. Candidate with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 on the 4 point scale or 4.0 point on 5     point scale will be given preference. Candidates must have obtained (60%) Sixty percent average in both the         course work and the MASTERS Dissertation examined by an External Examiner and involving an oral defence. In     addition to these admission requirements, candidates may be required to present themselves for selection test     and or interview.

CREDENTIALS

Photocopies of NYSC Discharge/Exemption certificate, photocopies of all qualifying credentials, including O’ level must be attached to the competed application forms, as well as, arrange for their transcripts to be sent directly to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies. Non-Receipt of transcripts in time is at the detriment of the applicant.

DURATION OF PROGRAMMES

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

a.       Full-Time Diploma: Minimum of three semesters and a maximum of six semesters.

b.       Part-Time Diploma: Minimum of four semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.

Masters Degree Programmes

a.       Full-Time:  A minimum of three semesters and a maximum of ten semesters.

b.       Part-Time: A minimum of four semesters and a maximum of eight semesters

Ph.D Programme

a.       Full-Time: A minimum of four semesters and a maximum of ten semesters.

b.       Part-Time: A minimum of six semesters and a maximum of fourteen semesters.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

a. Proceed to any of the bank: First Bank Plc, Zenith; UBA, Ecobank Plc; ABSU MFB Uturu, Keystone Bank Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc, Union Bank; Mainstreet Bank Plc and Sky Bank Plc on the e-transact network and request to      pay the application fee of N11,500 (Eleven thousand, five hundred naira) for the form, service charges inclusive.

b. Collect the e-transact receipt from the Bank on payment and proceed to any Internet Centre for the completion of the form.

c. Log on to the ABSU portal www.absuu.net and complete the application form.

d. Finally confirm your entry and print a copy of the form as well as three copies of the Referee’s confidential report which will be forwarded to your referees for completion (two of these should be your teachers at the University level)

Deadline for application:    31st December 2013.

Successful candidates are expected to commence lectures thereafter.

O. E. ONUOHA

Registrar



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